Source : artfifa.com
Every year, it's the same story: we are torn at having to choose from the extensive lineup of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA). Over 10 days, from March 15 to 25, the 30th edition will be showing more than 230 films. What better way to get your fill of both art and cinema? Among the many art forms featured at this year's festival, fashion enjoys its moment in the spotlight, with three films and a master class you simply cannot miss!
The first film, Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy, documents the life's work of the couturier. Archival photos and segments of recent interviews give insight into the career of the icon and his profound influence on haute couture. A must-see for those passionate about the history of fashion.
Also showing is medium-length production Paul Smith, gentleman designer. This documentary takes an inside look at the immense popularity of the Paul Smith brand, dissecting the designer's creative process to see how his focus on British culture helped his work become such a huge success.
Lastly, the film Bert Stern: Original Madmanexplores the career of the world‑renowned photographer. While he is most widely known for his snapshots of Marilyn Monroe, he also left his mark on the world of fashion photography, having worked with such legendary figures as model Twiggy.
Fashion-loving movie buffs will also want to be there for the master class by French director Jérôme de Missolz, who will open with a screening of his film, Yves Saint Laurent, Tout terriblement, followed by a look back on his career in the motion picture industry.
Which of these events do you want to attend?
Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy and Paul Smith, gentleman designer will be playing back‑to‑back in sessions 70 and 139. For its part, Bert Stern: Original Madman will be presented in sessions 6 and 128. Check out the FIFA Web site for prices or to buy tickets. The master class with Jérôme de Missolz will be presented Saturday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m., in the Cinémathèque québécoise's Claude-Jutra Theatre.